Monthly Archives: August 2006

Cornish poet Jack Clemo: ‘The Excavator’

The Excavator I stand here musing in the rain This Sabbath evening where the pit-head stain Of bushes is uprooted, strewn In waggon-tracks and puddles, While the fleering downpour fuddles The few raw flowers along the mouldering dump – Ridge … Continue reading

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Cornish poet Jack Clemo: ‘A Calvinist in Love’

A Calvinist in Love I will not kiss you, country fashion, By hedgesides where Weasel and hare Claim kinship with our passion. I care no more for fickle moonlight: Would rather see Your face touch me Under a claywork dune-light. … Continue reading

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Cornish poet Jack Clemo: ‘The Flooded Clay-Pit’

The Flooded Clay-Pit These white crags Cup waves that rub more greedily Now half-way up the chasm; you see Doomed foliage hang like rags; The whole clay-belly sags. What scenes far Beneath those waters: chimney-pots That used to smoke; brown … Continue reading

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